Proposal “BLOCKCHAINAIConferenceMerchantsAdoption“ (Active)Back

Title:Integration of Over 250 Merchants including Yellowcard.io, Kurecoin / BLOCKCHAIN Conference by ROTC
Owner:Nathanielluz
Monthly amount: 47 DASH (9572 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-09-17 / 2018-12-15 (added on 2018-09-12)
Final voting deadline: in 5 days
Votes: 135 Yes / 114 No / 12 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 464 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

This proposal will help Dash achieve adoption and use in Africa. It entails sponsoring the Blockchain Conference, to organising a conference monthly for 2 months for Merchants who wish to start accepting Dash. We're also going to get some staff to join the business integrations and development arm. We will be rolling out between 5 - 10 major integrations for Dash.

In total, we will reach out to over 500 merchants and sign up about half of them on discoverdash.com.

We will be doing these and more for less than 1% of the budget this month.

What are MNOs saying?

TanteStefana
This team is so hard working, they cost so little when compared to Venezuela and do just as much. They are behind Venezuela now because they haven't been funded all summer. Really, the comments I see from some MNOs are so unfair, and considering the potential Africa holds, having such a dedicated team on the ground who have reached out to neighboring countries (by invitation, not by spending funds that we've given them for other things) we can set the continent on a roll never seen before. Give the people the freedom, and the rapers will lose. This will set off a Renascence in Africa, it simply can do nothing else. It is human nature to grow when allowed to. Dash's network will grow from this now, not much but slowly. However 10 to 20 years from now, Africa will bey like China with or without Dash (the genie is out of the bottle). Lets make it WITH Dash!
 

Some ongoing integrations are:

Yellowcard.io is the first cryptocurrency gift card that allows people buy cryptocurrency from local stores. They're present in 160,000 locations globally and 55,000 locations across 13 African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe. This would allow people buy Dash is smaller denominations. Exchanges usually have a minimum of $100 for any trade. But with this, people can buy Dash offline worth $5, $10, $20, $50. Having this will greatly solve the existing liquidity issues of Dash.

Kindly note: 10 integrations are in the pipeline and will have announcements on them as they're successfully sealed.

COMPARISON OF DASH ADOPTION IN NIGERIA BETWEEN 2017 AND 2018



S/N

KPI

2017

 2018

1

Exchanges

None

Satowallet, Truexgold, Coinoyo, Coindirect, WegoEx, Gredo E-currency, and several others

2

Users

Little or None

Highest users of Dash to refill airtime for 5 months in 2018 (as at last count)
Growing demand to have Dash being used for flight, utility bills, and businesses.

3

Businesses

 Few

More would be on boarded as the 2 withholding factors, POS denominated in naira and a major exchange for
liquidation has been resolved.


4

Ambassadors

Less than 5

Over 250 Ambassadors have taken the ambassadors course on dashafrica.org

5

Events

Few. Mainly meetups

Several. Lost counts

6

Integrations

None

Yellowcard.io, Coindirect, Bitpesa, Luno, Uber, Belfrics, Cryptostorez and several others

7

Wallets

Few from meetups

Over 4,000
Pre-proposal link
Dash Africa Website
Forum thread
What we will do

1. Attend the Blockchain Conference Abuja 19th-20th of October, 2018 at Ladi Kwali Hall, of Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria.

2. Hold a conference for businesses and merchants adoption in 2 states for 2 months November and December 2018

3. Integrate Dash to major Blockchain/ Cryptocurrency platforms such as; Kurecoin (exchange and bank), Bitpesa (remittances) Yellowcard (Sales of Small denominations of Dash such as $5, $10, $20 $50), Cryptostorez (E-commerce). 

4. Sign up the Merchants/ Businesses on discoverdash.com

5. Assist with the technical aspects of the integrations (We have the support of Dash Core and their availability for this)

6. Demo videos on how to use the integrations

7. Marketing and outreach to more businesses to accept Dash.

8. Documentary on businesses accepting Dash

9. There’d be a monthly follow-up/ support for the businesses/merchants for three months

10. They would get a Dash kit

11. They’d take the course on dashafrica.org to get them familiar with Dash

12. Publications on major crypto and blockchain media outlets
13. Local publicity for the Dash Accepting businesses

Nathaniel Luz @ROTC is the Executive Director of Dash Africa, a Dash Funded Organisation committed to representing and promoting Dash in Africa. He is credited with having raised new Dash ambassadors, taken Dash to other countries and spearheading business integrations such as Yellowcard, Bitpesa, Kurecoin, Cryptostorez, and others still in the pipeline.

It is time to have Dash Fintech conferences in other parts of Nigeria. These are not conferences for students and youth, they are conferences for professionals and Business owners. These are our best shots at mass adoption.

A cost efficient method would be to sponsor/ partner with other major Blockchain events in the country. The first of this will be to Sponsor the annual BLOCKCHAIN & AI Conference in Nigeria.


Abuja Blockchain and AI Round-Table: Beyond Cryptocurrencies
, will hold from the 19th-20th of October, 2018 at Ladi Kwali Hall, of Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria.

This conference is a great opportunity to meet other companies we would approach to integrate Dash.


Benefits of Dash Sponsorship: Blockchain & AI Conference in Nigeria

Dash will stand to enjoy wide range of benefit, which are:

1. Raise Dash awareness and create preferences

2. Get more businesses to adopt Dash as means of payment

3. Visibility before industry leaders who will integrate Dash in their businesses

4. Dash community expansion and bring new investors

5. Market Dash product and services with attractive content

6. Generate internal commitment to Dash in Nigeria

Sponsorship gives us:

1. 30 minutes speaking opportunity to pitch dash
2. Booth at the event
3. Opportunity to co-host the evening networking event
4. All participants would set up a dash wallet and get a tip
5. Dash to be a means of payment at the event
6. Visibility of dash in the press



Dash Business Adoption Campaign

This is a campaign solely to sign up new businesses, merchants, and companies to Dash. This campaign will run for 2 months and would reach over 500 companies/ businesses / merchants.


Some ongoing integrations are: Yellowcard, Bitpesa, Tradefada, Cryptostorez, Kurecoin and several others.

TV interview
 



PROPOSAL VIDEO
 

Kindly note that detailed plans including funding breakdown are available in here: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/taking-dash-to-blockchain-ai-conference-other-parts-of-nigeria.40401/

141/ 3 = 47 Dash for 3 months

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,7 hours ago
Is it just me or are most of the video's difficult to listen to. Words to are not spoken clearly enough.
There is room for improvement there I believe, and I hope it's better in real life.
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1 point,4 hours ago
Thanks for your observation. We promise to improve on subsequent videos.

Apologies.

Banking on your support.

Thanks.
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1 point,11 hours ago
Africa Countries need Massive Usage of DASH, If this progressive momentum of Ideas and funding is continued in this territory our economy will be transformed, Also Dash would be the best solution to Cash.

Dear MNOs Kindly Vote Yes for a win win in Africa and Dash.

Bestie
Abdullah Adeleke
Dash Hub Africa
Coordinator
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1 point,21 hours ago
I'm liking this proposal. It is focused on merchant adoption, education and integrations. This is how Venezuela started off. I say we fund them for this proposal and monitor progress. Funding for future proposals will depend on progress made here. As Kuva found out, the money can be turned off.
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1 point,4 hours ago
Thanks Zwolf.

The success recorded thus far in Venezuela is amazing and can be replicated in African countries.

We've done so much without funding lately and can't wait to get funded to do more.

Thanks for your support and anticipate great results.
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3 points,5 days ago
You guys are killing it, keep it up! Seriously, we have got to keep the momentum going, please show your support fellow MNOs!!
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0 points,4 hours ago
Glad to know our work is noticed.

Kindly stay tuned for major news coming out of Africa soon.
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2 points,5 days ago
I want to say more. This team is so hard working, they cost so little when compared to Venezuela and do just as much. They are behind Venezuela now because they haven't been funded all summer. Really, the comments I see from some MNOs are so unfair, and considering the potential Africa holds, having such a dedicated team on the ground who have reached out to neighboring countries (by invitation, not by spending funds that we've given them for other things) we can set the continent on a roll never seen before. Give the people the freedom, and the rapers will lose. This will set off a Renascence in Africa, it simply can do nothing else. It is human nature to grow when allowed to. Dash's network will grow from this now, not much but slowly. However 10 to 20 years from now, Africa will bey like China with or without Dash (the genie is out of the bottle). Lets make it WITH Dash!
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0 points,4 hours ago
Thanks greatly for your support.

If given the support like our friends in Venezuela, we'd deliver outstanding results in merchants adoption, integrations and use of Dash in Africa.

We've done a lot to reduce cost and we hope this proposal which is less than 1% of the budget this month would pass.
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1 point,8 days ago
dashafrica.org redirects to creativityvilla.com
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-1 point,8 days ago
Hi Acedian,

Thanks for your comment.

However dashafrica.org doesn't redirect anywhere else but loads the website directly.

Kindly try it again. Thanks.

https://dashafrica.org
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0 points,7 days ago
Yep, it's fine now. Not sure what the issue was.
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1 point,7 days ago
Banking on your support.

Thanks.
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0 points,9 days ago
@nathanielluz please provide numbers of volume in USD so we can compare apples to apples
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-1 point,8 days ago
1. Can you stick to a thread and not mess up this proposal, thanks.

2. What do you mean by volumes?
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0 points,7 days ago
Im an MNO and asking questions just like every other MNO. Why are you reluctant to provide this information?

Volume in USD convert the naira volume to USD so we can determine network impact and roi in an apples to apple scenerio
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0 points,7 days ago
I don't clearly understand you please. I totally felt you were just against the proposal for no just reason but now I can see you want this to be good.

Okay, to be sure am not getting your comment totally wrong let me ask you this question:

Do you mean the total cost of the proposal converted from USD to Naira?

Thanks.
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1 point,10 days ago
This effort is fruitless compares to venezuala the merchant count is more or less stagnant voting NO
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2 points,5 days ago
I disagree. Africa hasn't got the same infrastructure that Venezuela has, however it has infinitely more potential, and I mean INFINITELY. Look at the cost alone compared to Venezuela. We have put FAR fewer resources into Africa and yet we are #1 on the continent. It's about time we return our focus to our team in West Africa. They have been working tirelessly in the most repressed part of the world. Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him forever. That is what we are doing here, teaching them about Dash, and once the world opens up to them (IE no Banking brick walls) even those in the bush can enter the modern market place, and hopefully protect what they have by themselves with their financial freedom.
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-1 point,10 days ago
Hi Realmrhack,

Thanks for your comment.

However, we wish to state that adoption isn't sudden. It requires efforts.

Merchants and businesses adoption can only happen with the required infrastructure in place.

Thanks to Anypay POS denominated in Naira and Coindirect exchange that has integrated Dash for easy liquidation.

Also, people can't spend Dash daily till there's an opportunity to buy Dash in smaller units such as $3 for instance. Exchanges don't provide this so we had to discuss with Yellowcard.io and they have integrated Dash also.

Kindly note that these integrations come at little or no cost to the network.

Now we've created some infrastructures, full scale merchants adoption may now take place.

The work going on in Venezuela is amazing, kindly note that they've gotten more funding and more teams which should definitely produce higher results.

Nigeria being the highest users of Dash to refill their phones monthly for several months this year is a proof of ongoing adoption.

Less than a year ago, there was no Dash exchange in Nigeria, today there are several.

Nigeria are the second highest users of Paxful, the statistics from Remitano, Luno and Local Bitcoins are high also.

Think about this same traffic, adoption and usage coming to Dash. Of course, it should because Dash has more advantages over Bitcoin.

We're banking on your support and other MNOs to make Africa Dashy.
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